The former Mayor of Wolverhampton focussed on the importance of voluntary organisations in the city as he presented charities with donations he raised during his time in office.

Councillor Phil Page, who served as Mayor from May 2018 to May 2019, presented 4 voluntary organisations with cheques for £7,250 each at an event in the Mayor’s Parlour after he selected them as his chosen charities. 

The charities were the Kingswood Trust, an educational environmental centre on the edge of the city; Inspire You, which aims to develop, support, inspire and nurture young people; MS Therapy Centre, which offers support and therapy to people with Multiple Sclerosis; and Good Shepherd Relief in Need, a charity which aims to help those most in need in the city with clothes, furniture and other household items.

Councillor Page said: “Voluntary organisations are crucial to Wolverhampton. They rely entirely on donations to help those most in need and it is vital that we continue to support them in any way we possibly can.

“I am very thankful to everybody who donated to the Mayor of Wolverhampton’s Charitable Fund in my wonderful year in office – it was a privilege to serve our historic city and help charities whilst doing so.”

The city’s current Mayor, Councillor Claire Darke, was also in attendance at the cheque presentation alongside her Consort, Dr Paul Darke and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Brackenridge.

She said: “I would like to congratulate Councillor Page on his fundraising efforts. The money he has raised will be a tremendous help to 4 fantastic voluntary organisations who go the extra mile for the people of Wolverhampton on a daily basis.”

To find out more about the Mayor’s Charitable Fund and Councillor Darke’s chosen Mayoral charities - the University of Wolverhampton The Alumni Mayoral Scholarship Fund and Wolverhampton Suicide Prevention Stakeholders Forum – please visit The Mayor of Wolverhampton.